Accession Number : ADA180128

Title :   Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure the Efficiency of Not-for-Profit Organizations: A Critical Evaluation Comment.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Ahn,T ; Charnes,A ; Cooper,W W

PDF Url : ADA180128

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This note responds to Nunamaker (1985) who supposedly deals with deficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) as an approach for measuring efficiencies of not-for-profit entities identified as Decision Making Units (DMUs) and locating sources and amounts of inefficiencies in each of the input used and in each of the outputs produced by each DMU. Corrections and comments are offered with reference supplied for interested readers who wish to examine more detailed treatments of the topics covered. Keywords; Data envelopment analysis; CCR ratio model; Pareto-Koopmans efficiency. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *VARIABLES, DATA PROCESSING, DECISION MAKING, MEASUREMENT, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE